Wolf Trap Partners with Fairfax 2015 for Closing Ceremony of the World Police & Fire Games, July 5, 2015

Vienna, VA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces a partnership with Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games, one of the largest multi-sports events in the world. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts will be the site for the events Closing Ceremony July 5, 2015, when athletes and public servants hailing from 70 countries will come together to celebrate the successful conclusion of the Games.

The bi-annual World Police & Fire Games is expected to draw more than 12,000 athletes from police, fire and other public safety agencies representing 70 different countries to compete in 1,600 medal events across 40 sports. Fairfax 2015 is a nonprofit 501(c)3 established to organize, manage and operate all activities related to hosting the 2015 Games which will take place throughout the National Capital Region June 26 to July 5, 2015.

Fairfax 2015 announced Wolf Traps participation and other event details at a press event earlier today. For more information, visit fairfax2015.com.

Wolf Trap is a natural fit for our Closing Ceremony,” said Bill Knight, president and CEO of Fairfax 2015. “It is a unique and Iconic venue located in Fairfax County and will be an ideal setting as we pass the torch for the 2017 Games onto Montreal.

Arvind Manocha, president and CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, stated, Along with Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, we are proud to play a role in the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games. The Games spotlight Fairfax Countys wide range of sporting, historic and cultural sites, of which Wolf Trap is one. Moreover, the Games establish important partnerships between the public safety sector and our community, and promote volunteerism and good citizenship. These shared values represent the spirit of the Games and the spirit of Wolf Trap.


About Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, produces and presents a full range of performance and education programs in the Greater Washington area, as well as nationally and internationally. Wolf Trap features three performance venues: the outdoor Filene Center and Childrens Theatre-in-the-Woods, both located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and The Barns at Wolf Trap, located down the road from the national park and adjacent to the Center for Education at Wolf Trap. The 7,028-seat Filene Center is operated in partnership with the National Park Service and annually showcases an extensive array of diverse artists, ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to classical music, dance, and theatre, as well as multimedia presentations, from May through September. The Barns at Wolf Trap is operated by the Wolf Trap Foundation year round, and during the summer months is home to the Grammy-nominated Wolf Trap Opera, one of Americas outstanding resident ensemble programs for young opera singers. Wolf Traps education programs include the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Childrens Theatre-in-the-Woods, a diverse array of arts education classes, grants, and a nationally recognized internship program.

About Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

On October 15, 1966 an Act of Congress (Public Law 89-671) provided for the establishment of Wolf Trap Farm Park (the park’s original name) in Fairfax County, Virginia. The park was established “… for the performing arts and related educational programs, and for recreation use in connection therewith…” The park began as a gift to the American people from Catherine Filene Shouse. Encroaching roads and suburbs inspired Mrs. Shouse to preserve this former farm as a park where people could find spiritual nourishments in the peacefulness of nature and in the performing arts. Mrs. Shouse donated the land and funds to build the Filene Center which opened on July 1, 1971. Wolf Trap’s name was officially changed from Wolf Trap Farm Park to Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts on August 21, 2002 (Public Law 107-219). Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is operated through a public-private partnership between the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Find More Musical Drawings Press Releases

Latest Sculptures And Drawings News

In the galleries: Mapmaker Michael Francis Reagan goes bold in exhibit at
The sculptures identify their inspirations, from soybean plants and running bamboo to the ever-controversial Cannabis sativa. Yet the artist's work is not simply illustrative. The multifold metal strands, whether attached to wall, floor or ceiling …
Read more on Washington Post

Nature inspires Cocoa metal artist Walt Mendenhall
“What inspires me is nature, and I do a lot of natural scenes. I do contemporary sculpture, too, but even those are nature-inspired.” Brezina was duly impressed, more so after approaching Mendenhall about his plans and drawings. “There aren't any,” she …
Read more on Florida Today

Picasso museum opens after five years of renovations and controversy
The Picasso Museum in Paris has re-opened after a controversial, five-year renovation to the 17th-century mansion in the trendy Marais quarter. Source: AAP. 26 Oct 2014 – 11:10 AM UPDATED 7 HOURS AGO. Tweet. 0. After a five-year renovation The …
Read more on SBS

Tragically Hip On The Move

Tragically Hip On The Move
The Hip gives you more than one option to re-immerse yourself in Fully Completely and songs such as “Courage (For Hugh MacLennan),” “At The Hundredth Meridian,” “Lionized” and “Fifty Mission Cap.” The super deluxe package includes the original album …
Read more on Pollstar

51 fabulous things happening this weekend in London
… dedicated to the golden age of steam. Visitors can build their own train track out of Lego, try to win prizes in the coal-shovelling competition (which in its original era would likely be considered an internship), climb into a real steam carriage …
Read more on Time Out London

Theology, Coins, Dickens at National Book Auctions
Art lots include original works such as linocuts executed by Palle Nielsen and signed limited edition lithographs by Max Slevogt. Earlier pieces include a pair of Coptic or Ge'ez illumined manuscript leaves on vellum and cartographic collectibles such …
Read more on Fine Books & Collections Magazine

Stained Glass Artist Melissa Janda Joins Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

(PRWEB) October 08, 2014

Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, Inc. announced today the recent recruitment of renowned stained glass artist, Melissa Janda. Bringing 20 years of experience in the field of stained glass with her, Janda serves as the Art Department Manager and Senior Glass Painter at the studios location in Winona, Minnesota. Though Janda is adept at all aspects of stained glass production, her specialization is in glass painting, design and restoration work.

Before entering the world of stained glass, she received her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where she majored in Drawing with a minor in Illustration. Her professional experience with the craft first began in 1993 when she worked at Conrad Schmitt Studios. Janda then went on to work at Jaeger Studios before leaving to manage her own studio, Melissa Janda Studios in Chicago, Illinois and later Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for ten years while she subcontracted work as a glass painter.

During her time in Chicago she also worked for a handful of studios, including Curran Glass Studio, Regina Art Glass, Glass Art and Decorative Studio, Two Fish Art Glass, and others. In 2008, Janda returned to Conrad Schmitt Studios before relocating to Winona, Minnesota to manage Willet Hauser Architectural Glass Art Department.

Janda has a deep appreciation for the great traditions of stained glass.

I have one foot firmly planted in the rich past, with the other stepping forward into the future of contemporary innovations, she said.

In addition to her 20 years of experience, Janda offers Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, Inc. a dedicated spirit to the craft, in which she is constantly striving to learn new techniques through the participation in a multitude of workshops and classes.

A close look at her work process and unique methodology was recently featured in an Artist Profile for WOSU Public Media. The video interview follows Jandas process in creating a commissioned stained glass piece of art and features some of her favorite personal pieces. To view the video, visit: http://video.wosu.org/video/2365288352/ .

About Willet Hauser Architectural Glass:

Originally founded in 1898 under the name of The Willet Stained Glass and Decorating Co., the nations leading stained glass window company known today as Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, Inc., continues to design and restore beautiful stained glass window creations. Combining both timeless traditions and modern techniques to their craft, Willet Hausers works of art have been commissioned by prominent associations and organizations throughout the United States, including the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. to the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco and even West Point Military Academy. For more information, please visit http://www.willethauser.com/or call 800-533-3960.

More Painting, Drawing Press Releases

Waterless Worlds The New Hot Dystopia

Waterless Worlds The New Hot Dystopia
Schedule. LISTEN · LISTEN. On now: Music Through the Night. Up Next: BBC World UpDate ….. He made dozens of drawings before he began to sculpt with clay and beeswax, shaping and re-shaping this National Gallery original. X-rays show he stabilized …
Read more on North Country Public Radio

America Recycles Day Nov. 15
There will also be drawings for Kroger gift cards, garden and kitchen composters, T-shirts, and much more. So collect your bags and come out and make a difference this America Recycles Day. Visit our sponsors and thank them for their donation: Main …
Read more on Kokomo Perspective

Porsche Unexpected Exhibition and Book Signing by Michael Furman at Winfield Gallery

Carmel, California (PRWEB) August 08, 2014

Winfield Gallery presents Porsche Unexpected – Photographs and Book Signing by Michael Furman. This long awaited book and body of work is finally being unveiled in Carmel during Car Week in Carmel, CA.

Porsche Unexpected is researched and written by Porsche historian Randy Leffingwell, and Cameron Ingram, the second generation of Ingram Porschefiles and photographed by Michael Furman.

This title will relate the Ingram family experiences as they began collecting, analyzing their efforts with those from major collectors who also jumped into car collecting. Porsche Unexpected will then delve into the collection which reads like an all-star list for any fan of the marque. This book is a must-have for anyone interest in Porsche.

About Michael Furman

Michael Furman has had the unique pleasure of photographing the worlds most significant cars. From the earliest conveyances to cars that foretell the future, Michael has created portraits that insightfully express his subjects historical and aesthetic importance.

A key element to Michaels style is to present the car from the perspective of the designers and engineers who created the car; their thoughts, their motivations, and the social and political context in which they worked. His approach has been graciously embraced by major collectors, museums and concours events around the world.

For most photographers, studio car photography would be a daunting task. Automobiles are large, highly reflective objects that present a myriad of technical photographic issues and countless opportunities for visual excitement. Throughout his many years, Michael has found limitless possibilities to relate the many facets of automotive experience to his audience, and most importantly, inspire the next generation of automotive enthusiasts to continue this appreciation and respect.

As a young boy, Michael Furman first picked up a camera to photograph a 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe. And thus began a life-long love affair with cars and cameras.

Michael studied photography at the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology, earning a Fine Arts degree in 1974. Upon graduation, he opened his studio in his native Philadelphia, and built a successful business shooting still life assignments for major advertising and corporate clients. But it was a long-standing love of cars that led him to the challenge of shooting cars in the studio.

While shooting new cars for the major manufacturers, Michael was asked to shoot a number of vintage automobiles and motorcycles. He instantly became enamored with these elegant forms; this path leading to his position as the most sought-after photographer of significant automobiles in the world.

Major exhibitions have included Michael Furman at The Automotive Hall of Fame, Legendary Italian Automobiles at the Alden B. Dow Museum in Midland, Michigan and in 2011 The Ralph Lauren exhibition in Paris. Michael is a regular guest lecturer at art schools and professional gatherings across the United States. He has also been honored by American Photographer, Communication Arts and PhotoGraphis, AutoAficionado, Automobile Quarterly, Automobile Magazine and The International Historic Motoring Awards.

Follow Michael Furman on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Furman-Photographer/122428634482882

Michael Furman Website: http://www.michaelfurman.com/

Michaels fine art prints are available through the Winfield Gallery in Carmel, California. Please visit the Winfield Gallery website for more images of Michael’s work: http://winfieldgallery.com/artists/michael-furman/.

About Winfield Gallery

Winfield Gallery was founded in 1989 by Christopher Winfield. Its principal focus is the representation of contemporary art by established, mid-career and emerging artists whose diverse practices include painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and photography.

The gallery hosts multiple exhibitions a year and maintains a deep commitment to promote our artists careers. Winfield Gallery collaborates with museum curators, produces catalogs and books, builds relationships with the press and supports collector education and development. The gallery works to create an atmosphere that builds bridges between the creative work, collectors and art enthusiasts at all levels.

Winfield Gallery also specializes in the resale of select works of art from the 20th century by artists and offers an effective and confidential alternative for the resale of important works of art from and on behalf of private individuals and institutions.

Winfield Gallery, Dolores between Ocean & 7th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921, 831.624.3369, http://winfieldgallery.com/

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11:00 am 5:00 pm Sunday, 12:00pm 5:00pm

Winfield Gallery on Facebook:


Press Contact Information

Chris Winfield, Gallery Director

831.624.3369 or chris(at)winfieldgallery(dot)com

The complete calendar of events is online

The complete calendar of events is online
"The Story of Harness Racing" by Currier & Ives exhibit is at Historic Walnford in Upper Freehold.T his traveling exhibit from the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame is on display and features 33 colorful lithographs. The exhibit is open 9 a.m. to …
Read more on Packet Online

Plymouth blood drive on Monday
Peter Shrake will present the history of the Seils-Sterling Circus highlighting the talk with photographs, artifacts, lithographs, and other materials from the collections of Circus World Museum in Baraboo. Shrake is the archivist at Circus World Museum.
Read more on The Sheboygan Press

Lawyerly Lairs: From A Big House To The Big House And Back Again — Mel
Melvyn Weiss, the millionaire class-action attorney who was felled by illegal kickbacks, is selling more than 140 lithographs, etchings and other works of art by Pablo Picasso. Weiss and his wife, Barbara, have pledged the artwork to the financial …
Read more on Above the Law

Drawing Machine : Praneet Soi : Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures

Drawing Machine : Praneet Soi : Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures

Recent Works of Praneet Soi at Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkata From 2nd February – 3rd March, 2012.
Video Rating: 0 / 5


Video Rating: 0 / 5

This is my current Collection of H.R. Giger Lithographs and Prints. for more information check my website www.meine-giger-collection.de.tl I’m allways lookin…
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Drawing Time Lapse: Coca-Cola plastic bottle – hyperrealistic art

http://www.marcellobarenghi.com MUSIC: by Cinquequarti, please feel free to visit http://audiojungle.net/user/Cinquequarti Support my FACEBOOK page: https://…
Video Rating: 4 / 5